Parenting a daughter with precocious puberty or Turner syndrome
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Pediatr Health Care
Journal of Pediatric Healthcare
DOI of Published Version
Alterations in sexual maturation present parenting challenges for mothers of these children. The purpose of this exploratory study was to identify specific childrearing problems and management behaviors used by mothers of daughters with two chronic conditions, precocious puberty and Turner syndrome. Problems included communicating with school personnel, supervising peer relationships, and attempting to normalize their daughter's physical appearance. The most common management behavior was taking charge to prevent or attempt to solve problems. Implications for clinical practice include providing anticipatory guidance, supporting parent communication strategies, and providing support and information resources.
Turner's Syndrome, Puberty, Precocious, Parenting, Mothers, Funding Source, Exploratory Research, Family Systems Theory, Convenience Sample, Midwestern United States, Interviews, Data Analysis, Interpersonal Relations -- In Infancy and Childhood, Peer Group, Professional-Family Relations, Teachers, Pediatric Nursing, Problem Solving, Personal Appearance -- In Infancy and Childhood, Information Resources, Child, Adolescence, Female, Human
Published Article/Book Citation
Journal of Pediatric Healthcare, 9:3 (1995) pp.109-114.